Monday, September 24, 2012

Some Frequently Asked Questions


1. Are you a Youtube partner?
Yes. If you want to become one, scroll to the bottom of any youtube page and click "Creators and Partners" for more info.

2. How do you get the custom thumbnails?
a. The real question is "How can I get custom thumbnails for my channel?"
Short answer: I have no idea. My custom thumbnails unlocked when my channel hit 5,000 total video views, but I cannot confirm that it will work that way for you.

b. How do you apply custom thumbnails?
Directly next to where youtube generates the three random thumbnails, there is a button to upload your own. Very simple.

3. What do you use to make your videos?
a. computer specs
24GB of 1600Mhz DDR3 RAM
AMD FX6100 3.3Ghz 6 Core processor
Corsair H80 Liquid Cooling system
2x nVidia GTX560Ti's in SLI
60GB SSD for my OS
6.5TB HDD of data storage
2x 23" 1080p monitors
Logitech G500 Gaming mouse
Logitech G510 Gaming keyboard

b. Recording hardware
Samson C01U Condensor Microphone
Samson SP01 Shock mount
California Headphones Laredo models

c. Editing
Fraps for recording
Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 for video editing
Adobe Photoshop CS5 for graphic work
Adobe Media Encoder CS5.5 for video encoding
Audacity for audio touch-ups and post comments

4. Why do you copy Tobuscus in your intros?
Why not? He's got good intros and I am a fan.

5. I want to be a guest in one of your videos. How should I go about that?
Don't just add me on Steam and bug me all the time (I'm looking at YOU XxVIPERxX). I have quite a busy schedule and the best way to schedule something with me is to send an email to TacticalBacon00 (at) I will get back to you quickly. You must have Skype and a somewhat decent internet connection and microphone.

6. I don't like X about your videos. FIX X NOW!
Great. Leave me a CONSTRUCTIVE comment or email. I love to make my videos better, but explain what I can do to make my videos higher quality.

7. How much money do you make from youtube?
This has never been about the money for me. If you are doing it for the money, stop now. In five months, I have made a grand total of TWENTY WHOLE DOLLARS! I do this for enjoyment.